The Cathay Pacific Group and the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK) have announced that close to HK$20 million was raised from passengers through the Change for Good inflight fundraising programme and the Group’s staff appeal during the 2015 programme period.
Of the total donation, HK$13.9 million has been used to support UNICEF’s ongoing efforts in improving the lives of vulnerable children worldwide, while HK$6 million has been used to provide life-saving supplies, services and other relief work in Nepal following the devastating earthquakes that struck the country in April last year.
Cathay Pacific Chief Executive Ivan Chu said, “We are delighted to partner with UNICEF HK, running Change for Good and encouraging our passengers to donate their unused currency for a meaningful cause. Since its launch in 1991, more than HK$165 million has been raised to support UNICEF’s ongoing efforts. We wish to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to our passengers for their generous contribution, and to our staff, especially the many who have volunteered with UNICEF HK to support the programme.”